Water Conservation: USDA Efforts Reflect Regional Differences

🕔Dec 29, 2017Irrigated agriculture in the United States comes in many forms: Nebraska’s center-pivot-sprinkler-irrigated corn and soybean, California’s drip-irrigated orchards, Arkansas’s flood-irrigated rice, Florida’s furrow-irrigated sugarcane, Massachusetts’ cranberry bogs, and Montana’s movable-sprinkler-irrigated […]

Water Irrigation and Conservation vs. Politics and Economics

🕔Dec 26, 2017A growing population and rising incomes have challenged agricultural supply and led to drastic increases in irrigated agriculture. Globally, irrigated acreage increased by 76% between 1970 and 2012. Irrigated agriculture […]

Arkansas: Soil, Water Education Conference, Expo, Jonesboro, Jan. 31

🕔Dec 12, 2017The 20th annual Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference and Expo 2018 will be held January 31 at the first National Bank Arena at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The […]

Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research

🕔Dec 5, 2017Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $4.8 million in 64 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. Additionally, ABC released the first annual Almond Sustainability […]

Arkansas Water Resources Conference, Fayetteville, July 25-26

🕔Jul 10, 2017Agricultural uses of water will be a central topic of discussion at this year’s Arkansas Water Resources Center conference. The theme for year’s conference, scheduled for July 25-26 in Fayetteville, […]

Alabama: Water Conservation Remains Vital

🕔Dec 1, 2016Farmers and residents alike welcomed rains across Alabama, but an Alabama Extension water resource expert says one rain does not break a drought. Dr. Eve Brantley says the drought will persist and […]

Texas: Valley Growers Eligible for Irrigation, Nutrient Management Assistance

🕔Mar 8, 2016Agricultural producers and landowners in Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties may be eligible for financial assistance to improve irrigation systems and implement other conservation practices, according to personnel at the […]

Texas: Innovative Irrigation Saves Water, Boosts Yields

🕔Feb 24, 2016In the Ogallala Aquifer region, each drop of water counts. A group of forward-thinking farmers in Texas are finding innovative ways to irrigate their crops to use water more efficiently. […]

Georgia: Precision Ag Can Help Farmers Do More With Less Water

🕔Jan 21, 2016To better conserve water, as well as abide by federal regulations regarding the use of irrigation, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert encourages Georgia farmers to develop an irrigation […]

Mississippi: Irrigation Summit Eyed Delta Water Use Issues

🕔Dec 18, 2015About 190 people gathered Tuesday to focus on water use and conservation, a showing that demonstrates just how important this topic is to the Delta and state. The Delta Sustainable […]

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